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Notre Dame Fire and why it had such a big impact on us

May 3, 2019, Author: bluesky6478

Why Notre Dame fire struck such a chord and what it means for your business. I don’t think there is anyone reading this who will not have seen the pictures of the fire which damaged so much of the Notre Dame Cathedral in recent weeks. More particularly, I would expect that most readers will also […]

Articles, Leadership, Stress Management

The Case for Change

February 22, 2019, Author: bluesky6478

The case for change It is vital that we listen to those who have a different range of experiences, skill sets, aspirations and even values. Too often we see companies recruit to a paradigm and then wondering why they struggle to adapt to changes in the market place, new technologies or opportunities We deal with […]

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Who are we Listening to?

February 22, 2019, Author: bluesky6478

Who are we listening to? I am always fascinated when listening to clients and trying to understand who they are listening to? Are they listening to peers, those who developed the business/product with them, or friends and family? Are they listening to those who will agree with them because they share the same world view, […]

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Maximising 2019

January 11, 2019, Author: bluesky6478

Maximising 2019 As we enter the New Year and think about the resolutions we have made ( and broken) and the aspirations we have for the New Year it is useful to reflect on some guidelines to maximising 2019, whether in our personal or professional lives It’s Important to be Ruthless   It is not […]

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Why are we all so Tired and Stressed?

May 17, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

When I do talks, workshops and group sessions I often check in and ask people how tired they are and how stressed they feel.  I am always struck by how many people will identify that they are tired and how much stress people admit to feeling. These are both clearly big issues for us personally […]

Articles, Issues at Work, Leadership, Stress Management

Death by a Thousand Cuts …. and How to Avoid it

May 17, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

Death by a Thousand Cuts …. And how to avoid it I have been working with a number of clients who have asked me to come in and help them. They have not been very specific about the issues but they know something has to change. The products are good and well received in the […]

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They are Core Skills; not Soft Skills

April 5, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

      It is somewhat surprising that, as I work with individuals and management teams I am still frequently asked to look at the soft skills and what we can do in those areas e.g. “we should probably do something around people or leadership.” They are treated as “nice to have” rather than “need […]

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Self-Awareness – The key to unlocking everything

April 5, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

How much time do we invest in ourselves or our team to help increase our awareness? This one skill and behaviour is the key to unlocking the information, tools and techniques in all the other training courses we attend or experiences we have. It is self-awareness that delivers better team work, communication, stakeholder management, customer […]

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STEAM – The welcome return of the Arts

March 9, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

The role of the manager and leader is fundamentally in maximising different skills sets and experiences We have been told over the last number of years about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and how these subjects will drive our attractiveness as an economy and the success of indigenous and FDI companies. […]

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The Power in Uncertainty

March 9, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

  How can we allow ourselves to seek not to persuade but to understand, not to convince but to listen? Can we truly enable our curiosity and open up to a world of learning and opportunity? It is a noticeable feature that the more complex, fluid and fast moving the world may appear to be […]